Video: A short history of the GIF

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Good for goldfish. Good for colorful barfing. Good for Dawson hysterically weeping. After 25 years, the GIF (graphics interchange format) remains the gift that keeps on giving—and no, not just because its plays on a loop. Directed by Sean Pecknold and presented by SmartWater in association with Moving the Still: A Gif Festival, Legs Media brings us a short history of our favorite animated image to (perhaps) explain our cultural obsession with them. How’s that sound to you, Jessie Spano? (via The San Francisco Egotist)

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